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November 18, 2016

TAMPA, FL – McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Schoolhouse Flats located within the historic neighborhood of Olde Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa, Florida. Schoolhouse Flats becomes the 25th community that is part of the McKinley Hyde Park brand, a boutique collection of historic and uniquely restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. McKinley Hyde Park today is the dominant owner-operator in these neighborhoods, and the addition of Schoolhouse Flats further expands that dominant footprint. 

 

Originally built as a neighborhood school, it was converted to a rental community many years ago, but now requires major improvements to make the community competitive. The McKinley Hyde Park Team has planned a very respectful renovation of this historic building well known in a neighborhood that is lined with cobblestone streets, charming lights and old oak trees. Schoolhouse Flats is also walking distance to Hyde Park Village (http://www.hydeparkvillage.com/) the best in retail and dining in all of Tampa Bay.  "This is a very special community, and we will make strategic improvements that will create long term value and enhance the customer experience as well," offered Andrew A. Berriz, Director – Special Projects Group. "We will improve upon the existing Spanish architecture and the glorious entry as part of our exterior renovation, and provide condominium grade interiors and amenities which will include fire pits, outdoor dining with Italian string lighting, extensive landscaping and site lighting, combining to deliver an amazing overall living experience," added Berriz.

 

The McKinley Hyde Park brand now spans from the Hillsborough River to the east by Downtown Tampa all the way to MacDill Air Force Base in South Tampa. "Today we can offer our customers a variety of choices unparalleled in the Hyde Park market," offered Trey Caswell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director - Residential Redevelopment.  "In addition to the diversity of locations, we offer just about every living option with a variety of price points as well.  No one is delivering the customer experience we have created, and our communities are well known for their distinctive branding, designs and renovations which have made a mark in the marketplace. Beyond the superior product delivery, we are obsessed with service, and our customers can contact us around the clock supported by our mobile maintenance teams who are always ready to exceed expectations. I am very proud of our team in Hyde Park, they are second to none in the industry," added Caswell.

 

McKinley Hyde Park brand also leverages the talent, resources and history of McKinley's dominant workforce housing platform located in Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and the Tampa Bay markets operated under its core McKinley brand, and its other boutique luxury brand McKinley Beach which is located along the barrier islands of Pinellas County including Gulfport, South Pasadena and North Redington Beach. McKinley today is the largest owner-operator of Multifamily communities along the Interstate-4 corridor in Central Florida with 55 multifamily communities in the Central Florida market. A special thanks to the team at Old National Bancorp for a marvelous execution on this acquisition and renovation effort. 

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November 1, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Delaney Flats - Phase 2, located within the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa, Florida. Delaney Flats - Phase 2 sits adjacent to its neighbor Delaney Flats and becomes the 24th community that is part of the McKinley Hyde Park brand, a boutique collection of historic and uniquely restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. McKinley today is the dominant owner-operator in these neighborhoods, and this next phase of Delaney Flats further expands that dominant footprint.  Both communities will be operated under one common name to be known as Delaney Flats. A classically restored exterior respecting the historic neighborhood with cobblestone streets, oak trees, walkable to the best retail and dining in Tampa Bay, along with condominium grade interiors and amenities which will include fire pits, outdoor dining with Italian string lighting, extensive landscaping and site lighting, combining to deliver an amazing overall living experience. 

 

"This is going to be another terrific addition to our overall strategy," offered Mary Williams, McKinley's Chief of Staff who leads the sales and customer experience effort for the McKinley Hyde Park brand. "We have had enormous success at all of our communities at the east end of Hyde Park by downtown, the river and Tampa Regional Medical Center, it's where we have achieved our highest rents to date. Additionally, this community is just one block away from Bayshore Boulevard, the largest continuous waterfront sidewalk in the world where our residents can bike, run, roller blade and kayak just seconds from their doorstep," further offered Williams.

 

“McKinley Hyde Park represents the very best of authentic and historic apartment living in traditional neighborhoods within the heart of downtown,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Co-Owner and Managing Member.  “Each community has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations. We thoughtfully approach each building with an eye to detail that is sure to please the most discerning customers," Berriz further offered. McKinley Hyde Park also leverages the talent, resources and history of McKinley's dominant workforce housing platform located in Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and the Tampa Bay markets operated under its core McKinley brand, and its other boutique luxury brand McKinley Beach which is located along the barrier islands of Pinellas County including Gulfport, South Pasadena and North Redington Beach. McKinley today is the largest owner-operator of Multifamily communities along the Interstate-4 corridor in Central Florida with 54 multifamily communities in the Central Florida market. "We continue to execute our long term strategic vision and initiative to be the dominant multifamily owner operator at the center of this growth engine which is the Interstate-4 corridor, and we are thrilled to participate in a meaningful way in the future of Central Florida," added Berriz.

 

 

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September 20, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Beach Flats - Phase 2, located within the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa, Florida. Beach Flats - Phase 2 sits adjacent to its neighbor Beach Flats and becomes the twenty-third community that is part of the McKinley Hyde Park brand, a boutique collection of historic and uniquely restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. McKinley today is the dominant owner-operator in these neighborhoods, and this next phase of Beach Flats further expands that dominant footprint.  Both communities will be operated under one common name to be known as Beach Flats.

 

This new phase of Beach Flats is an extraordinary example of Olde Historic Florida Architecture with large floor plans, natural hardwood floors, tall ceilings, extraordinary woodwork throughout. This community adds to the choices of in-town walkable, historic alternatives available within the Hyde Park brand. The post renovated community will include condominium grade interiors and extensive urban amenities conducive to the lifestyle of the neighborhood and our customers.

 

"This is going to be another terrific addition to our overall strategy, that only we could have pulled off frankly given our capital capacity, expertise and speed of execution" offered Harry Collison, McKinley's Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Acquisitions and Dispositions. Beach Flats has an exceptional location just off prestigious Bayshore Boulevard, walkable to the river, the downtown and Tampa General Hospital. "Beach Flats is at the east end of Hyde Park, one block from Bayshore Boulevard and a short walk to the downtown and Tampa General, and we are confident that our core customers that work in those locations will love this alternative in our brand mix" further offered Collison.

 

"This acquisition was another example of our ability to close very quickly with our own capital in advance of funding by our bank partners, and Harry Collison and I were able to custom tailor what the seller needed to make this happen seamlessly and efficiently in this transaction" offered Jim Willett, McKinley's Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Finance . Another key element in this acquisition was McKinley's reputation in the marketplace. "We always do exactly what we say we are going to do, and in record time. Everyone knows that when McKinley comes to the closing table, we deliver 100% of the time as agreed, and that's a big comfort to sellers in this marketplace," further added Willett and Collison.

 

“McKinley Hyde Park represents the very best of authentic and historic apartment living in traditional neighborhoods within the heart of downtown,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Co-Owner and Managing Member.  “Each community has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations. We thoughtfully approach each building with an eye to detail that is sure to please the most discerning customers" Berriz further offered. McKinley Hyde Park also leverages the talent, resources and history of McKinley's dominant workforce housing platform located in Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and the Tampa Bay markets operated under its core McKinley brand, and its other boutique luxury brand McKinley Beach which is located along the barrier islands of Pinellas County including Gulfport, South Pasadena and North Reddington Beach. McKinley today is the largest owner-operator of Multifamily communities along the Interstate-4 corridor in Central Florida with 53 multifamily communities in the Central Florida market. "We continue to execute our long term strategic vision and initiative to be the dominant multifamily owner operator at the center of this growth engine which is the Interstate-4 corridor, and we are thrilled to participate in a meaningful way in the future of Central Florida," added Berriz.

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June 6, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Beach Flats located within the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa, Florida. Beach Flats is the twenty-fourth community that is part of McKinley Hyde Park brand, a boutique collection of historic and uniquely restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. McKinley today is the dominant owner-operator in these neighborhoods, and Beach Flats further expands that dominant footprint.

 

Beach Flats is an extraordinary example of Historic Florida Colonial Architecture with massive windows, flowing lines and elegant front porches allowing for great flow through ventilation. Large floor plans with natural hardwood floors, fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, extraordinary woodwork throughout, and washer-dryers in place make this an exceptional addition to the portfolio. "We will restore the historic elements true to the original design, while adding modern exterior amenities and condominium grade interiors. The kitchens and bathrooms once renovated will be stunning, and the apartments are some of the largest units we have acquired to date in Hyde Park," offered Harry Collison, McKinley's Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Acquisitions and Dispositions. Beyond the building itself, Beach Flats has an exceptional location just off prestigious Bayshore Boulevard, walkable to the river, the downtown and Tampa General Hospital. "Beach Flats sits immediately adjacent to Class A+ newly built high-rise rental communities located on Bayshore Boulevard overlooking Tampa Bay and the Downtown. Except we strongly believe that Beach Flats will deliver a more authentic and appealing alternative that is sought by the Millennials and Baby Boomers that we serve with our McKinley Hyde Park brand," further offered Collison.

 

Project acquisition and renovations will be financed by Key Bank, N.A.  "We are excited to again work with Key Bank on this most important acquisition. They have a been a major part of the McKinley family over the years, and they have worked with us on two prior acquisitions in Hyde Park," offered Jim Willett, McKinley's Senior Vice President & Managing Director – Finance. "This acquisition was another example of our ability to close very quickly with our own capital in advance of the funding by Key Bank, and Harry Collison and I were able to custom tailor what the seller needed to make this happen seamlessly and efficiently for them and for us," added Willett. Another key element in this acquisition was McKinley's reputation in the marketplace. "We always do exactly what we say we are going to do, and in record time. Everyone knows that when McKinley comes to the closing table, we deliver 100% of the time as agreed, and that's a big comfort to sellers in this marketplace," further added Willett and Collison.

 

“McKinley Hyde Park represents the very best of authentic and historic apartment living in traditional neighborhoods within the heart of downtown,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Co-Owner and Co-Managing Member.  “Each community has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations. We thoughtfully approach each building with an eye to detail that is sure to please the most discerning customers,” Berriz further offered. McKinley Hyde Park also leverages the talent, resources and history of McKinley's dominant workforce housing platform located in Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and the Tampa Bay markets operated under its core McKinley brand, and its other boutique luxury brands including McKinley City Beautiful in Downtown Orlando, and McKinley Beach along the barrier islands of Pinellas County. McKinley today is the largest owner-operator of Multifamily communities along the Interstate-4 corridor in Central Florida. "We continue to execute our long term strategic vision and initiative to be the dominant multifamily owner operator at the center of this growth engine which is the Interstate-4 corridor, and we are thrilled to participate in a meaningful way in the future of Central Florida," added Berriz.

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May 2, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Amelia Flats located within the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa, Florida. Amelia Flats is the twenty third community part of McKinley Hyde Park brand, a boutique collection of historic and restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. McKinley today is the dominant owner-operator in these neighborhoods, and Amelia Flats further expands that footprint.

 

Amelia Flats is a classic Florida Spanish revival building typical of what was being built in Hyde Park in the early 1900's.  Large floor plans with natural hardwood floors and expansive windows allow significant natural light. "We will restore the historic elements true to the original design, while adding modern amenities like washers and dryers and condominium grade interiors. The kitchens are large and the apartments flow very well, and they have large porches in each apartment, allowing for flow through ventilation and a unique outdoor living space," offered Jason Schaller, McKinley's executive in charge of property management and renovations for the Hyde Park brand.  "I love this building because we will have a great opportunity to bring it back to life with period appropriate elements, and authentic materials that are true to the original architecture and design. This includes mission barrel clay tiles, ornamental details, and classic Spanish stucco colors and features which are all part of our design and restoration plan."

 

Beyond the building itself, Amelia Flats has an exceptional location in the Design District of Hyde Park. "This is the ultimate walkable location for our clientele, right in the heart of the Design District" offered Mary S. Williams, McKinley's executive in charge of customer relations and sales for the Hyde Park brand. "Our residents can literally walk out their door and within one block dine at Datz and Dough, Cru, BT and shop at the many unique retail boutiques and art galleries in the trendy Design District. Just a few blocks beyond that sits Bayshore Boulevard, the longest continuous waterfront walk connecting to Tampa General Hospital and the Amelie Arena downtown and home of the Bolts, and it's perfect for jogging, biking, walking and kayaking, which fits with our customers heathy living lifestyle," added Williams.

 

“McKinley Hyde Park represents the very best of authentic and historic apartment living in traditional neighborhoods within the heart of downtown,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Co-Owner and Co-Managing Member.  “Each community has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations. We thoughtfully approach each building with an eye to detail that is sure to please the most discerning customers,” he further offered. McKinley Hyde Park also leverages the talent, resources and history of McKinley's dominant workforce housing platform located in Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and the Tampa Bay markets operated under its core McKinley brand, and its other boutique luxury brands including McKinley City Beautiful in Downtown Orlando, and McKinley Beach along the barrier islands of Pinellas County.

 

"An important feature of this opportunity, was that it came to us an off market distressed bank foreclosure sale. We have the expertise and capital to move quickly, and given the level of very serious issues impacting this property, this was a great example of our team's ability to close and on-board distressed transactions" offered Berriz. "We continue to execute our long term strategic vision and initiative to be the dominant multifamily owner operator at the center of this growth engine which is the Interstate 4 corridor, and we are thrilled to participate in a meaningful way in the future of Central Florida," added Berriz.

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April 28, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Estancia Flats, Miramar Flats and Willow Flats II, all located within the historic neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa, Florida. Each one of these unique communities adds something special to the McKinley Hyde Park brand, a boutique collection of historic and restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. McKinley today is the dominant owner-operator in these neighborhoods with twenty-two owned communities.

 

Estancia Flats offers large two-bedroom apartment homes with expansive grounds and on site parking.  These secluded ranch-style homes will feature interior condominium finishes, and will offer the full complement of McKinley Hyde Park amenities including outdoor kitchen, bocce ball court, fire pit with Adirondack chairs and bike storage. The community is a short walk to Tampa Bay and Bayshore Boulevard, and is also conveniently located near all of the retail and dining options in the eclectic Design District.  Estancia Flats is the 20th community in the McKinley Hyde Park collection.

 

Miramar Flats is located at the corner of San Pedro and Concord Ave across from the well-known Roosevelt Elementary School. This historic building features soaring ceilings, period transom windows and large one-bedroom floor plans.  Miramar Flats offers classic Spanish architectural design typical of many buildings built in Hyde Park during the 1920's, 30's and 40's. Renovations will include restoration of the original flooring, condominium grade interiors, and the creation of outdoor living spaces. Customers will experience old Florida living, with modern Florida advantages. Miramar Flats is the 21st community in the McKinley Hyde Park collection.

 

Willow Flats II is located adjacent to McKinley Hyde Park's existing community Willow Flats, and these communities will be merged and operated as one community.  It offers very unique studio, one bedroom and bungalow homes across from highly regarded Mitchell Elementary, it's a short distance to Tampa General Hospital, and the many dining and retail options in SoHo along Howard. This community has a gorgeous tree canopy and also offers covered parking. Willow Flats II is the 22nd community in the McKinley Hyde Park collection.

 

 "These three communities provide tremendous options and choices for our customers, and we will make significant investments and upgrades at these communities like we are making throughout Hyde Park" stated Jason Schaller, McKinley's executive in charge of property management and renovations for the Hyde Park brand, who will be partnering with Andrew A. Berriz, McKinley's Special Projects Director, on the design and execution of these historic renovations. "Design is a key driver in creating value and meeting the demanding needs of our customers" added Schaller. "We have carefully envisioned, designed and hand crafted every single detail to ensure these communities merit addition to our unique brand, which gives our customers best in class amenities, condominium grade interiors, privacy, exterior improvements respectful of the history of the neighborhood, and a walkable urban setting in the heart of great dining, shopping and the many outdoor experiences available throughout Hyde Park," added Andrew A. Berriz. As of today, Schaller, Berriz and Mary S. Williams, McKinley's executive in charge of Customer Relations and Sales for the Hyde Park brand, are on the ground assuming responsibility for the new communities, and welcoming new customers to the McKinley Hyde Park style of living.

 

“McKinley Hyde Park represents the very best of authentic and historic apartment living in traditional neighborhoods within the heart of downtown,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Co-Owner and Co-Managing Member.  “Each community has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations. We thoughtfully approach each building with an eye to detail that is sure to please the most discerning customers,” he further offered. McKinley Hyde Park also leverages the talent, resources and history of McKinley's dominant workforce housing platform located in Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and the Tampa Bay markets operated under its core McKinley brand, and its other boutique luxury brands including McKinley City Beautiful in Downtown Orlando, and McKinley Beach along the barrier islands of Pinellas County. "As we look forward ten, twenty and thirty years, we are excited about what the future will bring for these investments, and we are proud of what has been accomplished by our amazing team," offered Berriz. "We continue to execute our long term strategic vision and initiative to be the dominant multifamily owner operator at the center of this growth engine which is the Interstate 4 corridor, and we are thrilled to participate in a meaningful way in future of Central Florida," added Berriz. 

 

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April 7, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Ivy Flats located within the historic neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Palma Ceia. Ivy Flats is the newest addition to McKinley Hyde Park, a boutique collection of historic and restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. This majestic building is situated at the corner of Estrella St. and Obrapria St., and offers a classic Spanish architectural design typical of many buildings built in Hyde Park during the 1920's, 30's and 40's. Ivy Flats is the 19th community in the McKinley Hyde Park collection, and further expands the very unique choices available to its customers.

 "Ivy Flats has an exceptional location bridging the Palma Ceia and Hyde Park neighborhoods. It has charming and spacious one-bedroom apartment homes with magnificent ten foot ceilings and wood floors, and we will make significant investments and upgrades at this community like we are making at all of our Hyde Park communities," stated Kenneth P. Polsinelli, Chief Real Estate Officer.  “Residents appreciate our historically relevant renovations in combination with our thoughtful modern touches.  Our ability to close very quickly, and complete a detailed property review very efficiently, makes it a win-win for us as the buyer and for the seller as well. Once again, The PrivateBank was along our side as we closed this transaction in record time," added Polsinelli.

“McKinley Hyde Park represents the very best of authentic and historic apartment living in traditional neighborhoods within the heart of downtown,” said Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer.  “Each community has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations. We thoughtfully approach each building with an eye to detail that is sure to please the most discerning customers,” he further offered.

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February 18, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Willow Flats located in the heart of Hyde Park. Willow Flats is the most recent addition to McKinley Hyde Park, a boutique collection of historic and restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods.  This twelve apartment home community is located at the intersection of Gomez Ave and West Platt Street features a unique mix of one and two bedroom apartments.  It sits nestled amongst majestic trees within a secluded courtyard across from highly regarded Mitchell Elementary School. 

"Willow Flats is walkable and bikeable to all of the vibrant dining on South Howard, and is also convenient for those working at Tampa Memorial.   We will also continue the significant enhancements that we are making at all of our Hyde Park communities," stated Kenneth P. Polsinelli, Chief Real Estate Officer.  “Our direct, off-market purchase of Willow Flats now expands the McKinley Hyde Park brand to 18 communities.  Project financing is provided by The PrivateBank, and I am pleased that the entire team working was able to move from contract to closing in less than six weeks,” added Polsinelli.

“McKinley Hyde Park presents custom tailored living solutions for those very discerning customers that want to live in a dynamic downtown, but prefer a more secluded, authentic and historic alternative in traditional neighborhoods,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO.  “All communities are redeveloped with an environmental focus and are smoke-free as well.   Each acquisition has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations," he further offered.

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December 23, 2015

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Carlyle Flats located in the core of Hyde Park. Carlyle Flats is the most recent addition to McKinley Hyde Park, a boutique collection of historic and restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods.  This thirty-two apartment home community is located at the intersection of Armenia Avenue and Platt Street, and features a mix of one and two bedroom apartments within a private pool and courtyard setting.

"Carlyle Flats offers an exceptional location with easy access to all of the award-winning restaurants and amenities of Hyde Park.  We will also continue the significant investments we are making at all of our communities.  Carlyle Flats will feature three expansive outdoor courtyards including one outdoor kitchen, a resort-style pool, fire pit with Adirondack chairs, and bike shelters," stated Kenneth P.Polsinelli, Chief Real Estate Officer.  “Our purchase of Carlyle Flats expands the McKinley Hyde Park brand to 17 communities.  The acquisition and renovation financing is provided by The Private Bank, and I am pleased that the entire team was able to move from contract to closing in less than three weeks,” added Polsinelli.

"We are very proud that McKinley Hyde Park today is the dominant brand in the Hyde Park/South Tampa market, and Carlyle Flats provides our customers with another great choice," offered Albert M. Berriz, CEO.  "We are working very hard to reposition assets, with extensive renovations now complete at Hyde Park Flats and Piccadilly Flats, and nearing completion at Parkland Flats and Brooklyn Flats.  We are excited with our progress, and we anticipate sharing further important updates about our expansion efforts in Hyde Park in the very near future," Berriz added.

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